Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery


"I said, 'do you want to come see my dad?'" Christian says he told Trump.

Horton's widow, Jane, and Byers parents, Rose and David, were at the ceremony and the president promised that America's gratitude to them "is boundless and undying".

After the ceremony, the president visited with families in Section 60 of the cemetery, where most of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Byers, 30, was killed on November 3, 2016, in a battle with the Taliban in northern Afghanistan. We pause again to pray for the souls of those heroes who, one century ago, never returned home after helping to restore peace in Europe. At the time, he did so alongside Vice President Mike Pence. "They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country". President Trump told the crowd, "We only hope that we every day that we can prove worthy". Bob Dole, a World War II veteran.

Gen. Kelly's son Robert Kelly, a United States Marine like his father, was killed by an IED blast in 2010 while on patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. John Kelly's other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. A son-in-law, Jake, is a wounded warrior.

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President Donald Trump spoke at Arlington National Cemetery as he observed his first Memorial Day as commander-in-chief.

A somber Trump, clad in a dark blue suit buttoned over a light blue striped tie, placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, and paused for several seconds with his eyes closed, and his hands still on the wreath, before stepping back and standing at attention while a U.S. Army bugler played taps just a few feet away.

This Memorial Day, President Donald Trump did what presidents before him have done - he made a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

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Wreaths, flowers and flags serve as visual reminders that freedom most certainly isn't free and for those who have given their lives in the line of duty, these folks will do their best to keep the real meaning of Memorial Day alive year after year.

Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many US military members and others who have served the country.

Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip overseas since taking office.

He also made special mention of former Kansas Sen.

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